The United Kingdom's Special Envoy for the Red Sea and Horn of Africa, Sarah Montgomery, will visit Oslo next week, and attend a public seminar at PRIO on 14 February on the conflict drivers in Somalia and the wider Horn of Africa region.
In a conversation with PRIO Senior Researcher Ahmed Musa, they will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the region, and explore the role the international community can play in supporting regional peace and stability.
The event is co-hosted by PRIO and the British Embassy in Oslo.
A light breakfast will be served from 08:15.
The seminar will be moderated by Øystein H. Rolandsen, Research Professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).
Sarah Montgomery, the UK's Special Envoy for the Red Sea and Horn of Africa
Sarah Montgomery OBE is the UK's Special Envoy for the Red Sea and Horn of Africa. She is responsible for leading the UK government's response to international activity in the Red Sea region, engaging with those involved on both shores of the Red Sea and beyond. Sarah joined the UK civil service in 2007 and has worked extensively on stabilization, humanitarian issues, international strategy and engagement. Her overseas postings include Washington DC, Nairobi and Kabul.
Ahmed Musa, Senior Researcher, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
Ahmed Musa is a senior researcher taking part in PRIO's Aid Accountability Project. He has completed his postdoctoral research on diaspora humanitarianism in complex crises. Between 2013 and 2016, Ahmed was the Somali Observatory of Conflict and Violence Prevention's head of the Research and Data Analysis Department.